Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary (United States)

More than half of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $45,553 per year. Compensation ranges from $32,573 on the low end to $65,196 per year on the high end. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $5,960 from bonuses and close to $3,945 from profit sharing—generally runs from $35,062 to $66,879. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians. Most Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary (?
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$35,062 - $66,879
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MEDIAN: $47,326
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary (?
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$13.76 - $25.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,062 - $66,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,573 - $65,196  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $39.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,573 - $65,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks
  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

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Oftentimes, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager usually get paid an extra $28K per year. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians can earn $12,102 or $6,030 more per year when they move into roles as Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinators, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Skill set and salary are closely correlated, and individuals who are practiced in Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance and OSHA Compliance abilities will see corresponding pay increases of 7 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent. Most people experienced in OSHA Compliance also know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Standard salaries begin at $44K and can reach $48K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $48K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the field, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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With a pay rate for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Freeport offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent).

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$46,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Environmental Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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